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Trial Practice Seminar: Working with Expert Witnesses
J.D. Seminar 355 | 2 credit hours
This seminar is designed to familiarize students with the role of experts in litigation. Strategies for the selection and use of experts as well as techniques for discovering the opinions of other parties' experts will be presented. Particular emphasis will be given to the use of medical experts in civil litigation. Techniques for direct examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses, and challenging the admissibility of expert testimony, will be reviewed. There will be frequent clinical exercises involving depositions of expert witnesses culminating in an in-court exercise.
Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in: Evidence.
SPECIAL NOTE about Clinics: Students may receive credit for this course and certain clinics only if this course is taken before enrolling in one of these clinics. The clinics are: Center for Applied Legal Studies; Community Justice Project; Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Juvenile Justice; or Law Students in Court.